A baby panda is pictured at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park in Brugelette, Belgium, 2 June 2016.
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Giant panda shows off 'miracle' baby at Belgian zoo

Hao Hao, a giant panda from China, has given birth to a male cub at a zoo in Belgium.

Staff at the Pairi Daiza wildlife park called it a "true miracle", as pandas struggle to reproduce in captivity.

There are fewer than 2,000 pandas alive in the wild, though numbers have increased in the past decade.

The cub, which weighs just 171g (6oz) and has yet to be named, was described as "a little pink sausage" and let out a healthy squeal immediately after birth.

  • 02 Jun 2016